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Managers

The posts in this category cover subjects L&D managers and other decision makers involved in business training might find useful or at least interesting.

leadership development for Millennials

On leadership development for Millennials

Managers

Although organizations are aware about the importance of growing internal talent to meet business needs, and make leadership development a priority, 36% of them say their leadership development practices are still below average or poor. Millennials are known to be overly eager to grow in their careers, yet very little effort seems to be put into their development.

science of teamwork

The science of teamwork and true leadership

Managers

Teamwork and collaboration are qualities that inevitably show up in any job description when companies publish ads for hiring new people. It’s every manager’s daily challenge to ensure the team is functioning smoothly but each chooses to go about it in different ways. In this article I will take a look at what scientists (more specifically neuroscientists) have to say about it.

Calculating the ROI of training

Calculating the ROI of training – ensuring the L&D budget

Managers

It can be challenging to calculate the ROI of training but it is not impossible. Specific numbers can be obtained fairly easily, but if you are looking for numbers that are indeed impressive and will guarantee a generous learning budget, you’ll need to make sure that the goals of the training units are in line with the objectives of the company. This way, everybody is guaranteed substantial gain.

types of mentoring

How many types of mentoring are there?

E-learning, Managers

A real-life modern-day mentor could do wonders for one’s professional development and as such many organizations have started to recognize this and have established programs to aid younger employees get in touch and receive guidance from more experienced peers. But how many types of mentoring are there, and how can an L&D professional decide for the best option?

Informal Learning

Informal learning happens all the time, anywhere

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

When learning and development programs are set up, the attention is focused solely on formal learning. That’s probably because the informal version doesn’t sit well with schedules, set objectives and quantifications. While good old fashioned learning paths are necessary and very useful, since informal learning is almost always self-initiated, it proves to be a lot more effective and with visible effects on organizational performance.

leadership development

Why leadership development matters

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

With so many resources given to corporate training, one may wonder why at this time so little attention is given to leadership development. Well-tailored e-learning is an effective way to deliver management level training as it allows the autonomy managers so badly need and the flexibility of easily fitting in training sessions into busy work schedules.

immersive learning environments

Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Immersive learning environments mix the worlds of leisure and work or informal and formal learning and have the potential to function as a professional learning treat, making learning fun. As the available immersive technology improves, and high speed Internet is everywhere at a very small cost, immersive learning environments should begin to play more of a role as a supplement to or major component of professional learning.

learning and innovating

What’s stopping companies from learning and innovating?

E-learning, Managers

Many organisations talk about innovation and want to find new and better solutions to old problems, but they fail to equip their teams with the means to achieve these outcomes. They want out-of-the-box ideas, but at the same time they try to keep employees in their boxes as much as possible. Why do they do that? What’s stopping companies from learning and innovating?

Individual Development Plans

Individual Development Plans, a really smart investment

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Organizations that manage to hire talented people and help them grow are the most likely to succeed in the long run. It takes skill to balance both new and existing human capital, but creating individual development plans for each employee will surely be worth the effort. As employees grow, so does the success of the organization because the most valuable assets are those who walk into the office or log on remotely each day.

online training is cost-effective

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective

E-learning, Managers

Providing relevant learning opportunities and professional development for employees is certainly a significant investment from the part of companies. Couple this with a foggy ROI, and you can’t really blame managers for searching for options and consider all the ways to cut training costs. Opting for delivering online training is a cost-effective way of investing in employees while optimizing budgets.

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